Log, kept by Nathaniel C. Ransom, relating to a whaling voyage to the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans; 1869 Nov. 9-1871 Nov. 11; Includes descriptions of types of whales (blackfish, bowhead, finback, gray, humpback, killer, and sperm whales) and walrus seen or taken, accidents at sea, arctic disaster, indigenous people, scrimshaw, shipboard medicine, and shipwrecks, and inventories of whale oil and bone; Repository also has microfilm of the log (Reel 690); Whaling vessel, out of New Bedford, Mass., mastered by Aaron Dean, on voyage from 9 Nov. 1869-12 Sept. 1871; Owner-agent: William O. Brownell; Built at New York, N.Y., 1822, altered from a ship in 1857; Lost in the Arctic, 1871 (this voyage)
In the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
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